As predicted, Draco Multiracing USA have completed their line-up for the coming season in the World Series by Renault with Milos Pavlovic who did enough in his brief stint with the team last year to merit a full-time seat.

A prolific competitor in the World Series since he won the feeder World Series Light Championship in 2004, Pavlovic raced for GD Racing in 2005 before moving to Cram in 2006. However, disappointing results saw him switch to Eurointernational by the eighth round of the series.

Even so, that relationship lasted only four races when Pavlovic was called upon to take the place of Tomas Kostka at Draco when the Czech driver fell out of favour with the team. It was here that Pavlovic marked himself out as a front runner, managing two podiums in the final six races he competed for the Italian team and matching the pace of championship contender Pastor Maldonado.

As a result, Draco have ignored the myriad of drivers they tested in post season testing, including Dani Clos and Pippa Mann, to maintain the services of the Serbian, who will go on to partner fellow World Series regular Alvaro Barba, after he was confirmed for the first seat just after Christmas.

Indeed, Pavlovic's Serbian roots proved to be a significant plus for Draco, claiming the support he is receiving from his government to raise their nation's profile in motorsport, will allow the team to be amongst the front runners yet again in 2007.

"I believe in our choice," said co-team boss Nadia Morini. "We waited for the second confirmation because there is a complex economical strategy involved. We are grateful for the interest shown in Serbia concerning this project and which permitted it to be finalised. This project has been drawn up not only for the present but with an eye towards the future."

"The country is investing greatly in sport and in young people taking part in sporting events and for this reason it believes that the project drawn up for Pavlovic is a good step to go towards the world of Formula 1, and for the image of the country as a whole."


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